Saturday, May 17, 2014

Matcha green tea goodness

Oh my goodness....this is my new favorite green tea!!  I found it at Sprouts.  Green tea works as a cancer fighter, metabolism booster and a diuretic. The mixture of flavors in this tea make it so yummy that NO sweetener is necessary.  BONUS!!  Read up on all the benefits and enjoy a cup.

Roasted cabbage

This is our new fav in our house!!  Everyone loves it.  That says a lot seeing there are 6 of us that range in age from 4-40 something. 😜

I've seen some recipes where they've named it cabbage steaks.  I like that name so I'm sticking with it!!  Cabbage steaks it is!!

I cut the cabbage 1 inch thick.  No more than 1 inch thick or it will not cook thoroughly. Drizzle some olive oil on top, add some minced garlic on top, sea salt 
and pepper.  

Bake on 350 for 40 minutes. Voila!  I make a couple heads on Sunday and put it in the fridge for easy grab and warm up sides thru out the week for dinner sides!

You're welcome. 😜

Lunch ideas

Here are some lunch ideas that I have packed for my 4, 7, 13 and 14 year old.  You can surely use them for yourselves too. 😊

Almond milk, strawberry mama chia, nitrate and nitrite free turkey and cheese skewers, fresh strawberries, little Annie's cheese squares, 1 peanut butter on gluten free crackers. 

I'm getting a little lazy towards the end of school so I'm packing prepared salads from Tom Thimb, apples and/or berries, 1/2 orange, all natural fruit strips (bought them at Costco), 1/2 Power Crunch protein bar, 1 peanut butter on gluten free crackers. 

Vanilla almond milk, mixed fresh fruits, Boars Head turkey meat wrapped around cheese cubes, cheese squares, Nature Valley protein bar and all Natural Fruit strip. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Spaghetti makeover

So I love my new toy the Spiral Slicer.  I bought it from Bed Bath and Beyond super cheap!

My first attempt to use it was for my easy, once a week, go to dish!!  My faux spaghetti.  Haha

1.  Thinly slice up 2 zuchinis 
2.  Throw them in the frying pan with a little coconut oil, on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
3.  Add your favorite spaghetti or meat sauce.  My favorite is ground turkey meat sauce.  

Voila!!  You have a quick dinner. 

The kiddos like it too but once in awhile I'll make them some gluten free noodles while we have our faux spaghetti. Just trying to show you how easy it is to make family dinners simple. Sometimes it takes the younger ones a little more time to cross over to eating clean 24/7 but you can still make clean choices for them. 

Roasted broccoli

This is definitely going to be a new staple in my house.  Simple and tasty!!

1.  One large head of broccoli cut into smaller pieces
2.  Olive oil just enough to moisten the broccoli 
3.  2 tsp Minced garlic
4.  A dash of Sea salt and pepper

Add the above into a large ziplock bag and toss until thoroughly mixed. 

Pour it on a baking tray and put in the oven 425 for 30 minutes. That's it!!  Enjoy!

Cut, chop and prep

This is an easy tip that will save you lots of time through out the week!!  I'll cut up strips of bell pepper, strawberries or apples and slice some cucumbers for easy snacking or to pack in lunches. I'll chop some onions and bell peppers so I can sautée or add them in dishes I'm cooking for dinner!!  

Being prepared is the key to clean eating!

Chia chocolate pudding

One of my favorite little sweet treats that is good for you!!  

Let me start off with telling you just a few of the benefits of chia seeds:

1.  Lose keeps you feeling full for hours
2.  Fiber.  Tons of fiber!!
3.  Omega 3...contains more than salmon
4.  Boost of energy - Feel more energized all day long!!
5.  Balances your blood sugar

So now let's get to making this simple recipe.  I bought these little mason jar like containers at hobby lobby. 

1. Add 1 tbls of chia seeds
2. 1/4 tsp of stevia
3. 1/2 tsp of cacao or natural cocoa
4.  Fill the rest of the container with almond milk until it's almost full. 
5.  Put the lid on, shake and refrigerate